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With just one event remaining in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, three FootJoy players, all of whom wear SYNR-G shoes, control their own destiny. With a win in two weeks at East Lake GC in Atlanta, Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson and Heath Slocum can win the coveted FedEx Cup and the $10 million top prize. Stricker and Slocum earned their spot in the top five via dramatic playoff victories. Slocum, who was the second last player to qualify for the playoffs, made a clutch par putt on the 72nd hole at The Barclays to capture the first playoff event and Stricker followed suit the next week, getting up and down for a clinching birdie at the 72nd hole to win by one at the Deutsche Bank Championship. For Zach, it's been consistency throughout the season that has put him in this position. Victories at the Sony Open and Valero Texas Open, as well as 12 other top 25 finishes, including his fifth place at the BMW Championship, assured this major champion a shot at the season's cumulative championship.
Stricker, now the #2 ranked palyer in the world will be making his sixth appearance at the TOUR Championship, while it will be the second for Slocum and fourth for Johnson who, most recently, tied for second back in 2007. With more than half of the 30 players at East Lake wearing FootJoy shoes, we like the odds of an FJ player bringing home the hardware from the TOUR Championship. If it's Stricker, Slocum or Johnson, there will be an additional 10 million reasons to celebrate!
It's got to be the shoes!
I plan on buying several pairs as soon as I cash a $10mil check, lol.
Good luck to the boys in FJ.
Great article. It is probably the shoes that has them in the place they are in. Or maybe the entire FJ line of equipment. I just hope that one of them wins. TW certainly doesn't need the money and it would be nice to see someone else win. I believe, of the three, Stricker has the better chance, but Johnson may be a dark horse in the pursuit of the cup.
Great article...and nice shoes too.
I would really like to see either Zack or Strick win the FedEx this year. First of all, they are just such quality people. Both are genuine and nice guys who work their tails off. Second, I think that since they are such "quality" people, that if they knocked off Tiger, it would do a great deal for golf in general.
Will the Titleist/Footjoy tour shirts that stricker and many other Titleist/Footjoy players wear ever be released to the public to purchase?